100 languages prompts search for ‘100 Stories’
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The Hackney Empire wants to collect 100 children’s stories from the communities representing the 100 different languages spoken in the borough for a digital storytelling project.
The theatre in Mare Street is looking for stories that are fact or fiction, new, re-told or old handed down through generations, in a variety of styles and subjects, including traditional, mystery, folklore, historical or spooky for ‘100 Stories’ which will be launched in October.
The idea behind the Arts Council funded project is to turn the stories into a digital tool to teach children about community, culture and heritage, and bring together disparate communities in a way that is fun and creative.
The stories will also be brought to life with live performance and animation at a family fun weekend launch event at the theatre on October 23 and 24.
Turkish, Yiddish, French, Polish and Guajarati are amongst the top ten languages spoken.
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For more information see www.hackneyempire.co.uk/100stories.
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